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  • The View From Away: Re-imagining USM will take more than reversing cuts

    The news that officials will reverse some proposed cuts to the University of Southern Maine budget is a mixed blessing. It is a blessing in that it would be a mistake to balance the university’s budget disproportionately on the back of arts and humanities programs that, while more ch...

  • The Right View: Sympathy for a Democrat? You've come to the wrong place

    My first "political memory," if you will, is of eavesdropping in the hallway as a child. I was listening to my family just shred Jimmy Carter on election night, and I felt sorry for him. It was 1976. I was 7 years old, and it was the last time I ever had any sympathy for a Democrat.

  • The Universal Notebook: The Bible is not the law of the land

    The campaign to repeal Maine's marriage equality act is being led by evangelical Christians and the Catholic Archdiocese of Maine. We can assume that their opposition to same-gender marriage is biblical in nature. But what does the Bible say about homosexuality? And, more to the point, does it matte... 8

  • Letter: Call it 'civil union,' vote yes on 1

    Gay marriage advocates just don't get it.! Almost all heterosexuals are trying to be fair about gay rights. And it is a common feeling that gay couples should have the same laws and protection afforded heterosexuals.

  • Letter: Vote yes on Question 1

    Opponents of Question 1 on the November ballot have billed themselves as "Protect Maine Equality." They infer that if same-sex marriage fails, equality will go out the door with it.

  • Letter: Disturbed by Falmouth councilors

    Thank you for sharing Tony Payne's first column and your "justification" for it. Your disclosure that two Falmouth town councilors objected is disturbing, and odd. The attempt by councilors to muzzle you smacks of censorship, or worse. You are a free enterprise company, trying hard, lik...

  • Letter: Follow the money, vote yes on 3

    Last year I had the privilege of working with concerned Falmouth residents to stop the state-mandated school merger of Falmouth and SAD 51. I came to appreciate the strength of a grassroots effort. We were successful, and Falmouth voters convincingly rejected the proposed merger. However, the ...

  • Letter: Bergquist for Brunswick council

    I encourage voters in Brunswick's District 4 to elect Jason Bergquist to the Town Council. In light of the closing of Brunswick Naval Air Station, many people in our community are especially concerned about our town's economic development. As the owner of a small business on Maine Street, I b...

  • Letter: No on Question 3

    As a former School Committee member in Freeport I believe now is not the time to give up on school consolidation. State funding is drying up. Last spring the Legislature removed approximately $37 million for next year's school funding. Because of the just-announced $200 million shortfall, the ...

  • Letter: Cumberland Boy Scouts are grateful

    Last spring Boy Scouts of America Troop 58 had several fundraisers to go to Gettysburg, Pa. We made it and we learned a lot and had a great time. We would like to thank all the people who helped us out. We wouldn't have made it without you. Many thanks.   Sam...